Review: Killer in the Hills

Killer In The Hills - Stephen Carpenter

Originally read December 24, 2013


I enjoyed this book a lot. I enjoyed it equally as much as I had enjoyed the previous novel, Killer. Killer in the Hills is as fast-paced and interesting as the previous book, although it’s a different kind of story. The first book was a little more creepy and gruesome, since it dealt with a rather deranged serial killer and included backstory about how that serial killer became a serial killer. This second book dealt with the single murder of a woman from Jack’s past.  The woman had a fifteen-year-old daughter, who may or may not be Jack's daughter, and her fingerprints were found on the murder weapon.


Although Killer in the Hills is a sequel to a previously-written novel, this book stands well on its own. It does reference the previous book, but it isn’t central to the story. However, I think these two books should be read in order unless you have no intention of ever reading the first book. Reading this book first would diminish a lot of the suspense from the first book.